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Please, please, mom!
Please, please, mom!
Pep Ventosa

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Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Aug 20, 2002
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2002

Childhood is a loooot of things. The school, the toy stores, asking mom for everything... This photo is from a toy store window in San Francisco's Chinatown, a fascinating and very photogenic place. The picture has been cropped,the saturation levels changed and I used a little sharpen filter, all with Photoshop.

Place: 96 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.0164
Avg (non-participants): 4.9825
Views since voting: 760
Votes: 236
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2002 05:02:00 AM
Okay I get it...
08/30/2002 02:06:00 AM
Can I? Can I? Can I?
08/29/2002 11:01:00 AM
This is at an odd angle. I'm not saying it's bad, or good. I haven't figured that out yet. I am curious as to why you chose this angle. Sometimes different is good. Sometimes it makes you feel like you're going to slide out of your chairl. I think it's ok for this photo. The yellow of the bus stands out well with the greys/whites and blacks of the rest of the photo. I wish there wasn't glare and reflection on the boxes in the background, but probaby couldn't be avoided, especially since this looks like it was taken through glass to begin with. You definately caught the childhood in this photo. Good luck in the challenge.
08/27/2002 09:05:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/27/2002 03:33:00 PM
I find the reflections in the window distracting (though they may be exactly the element the next person adores, so just my preference).
Like the angle - feels like when you're walking past a shop and trying to linger, being dragged along forward and getting that last longing glimpse over your shoulder.
5, Kavey
08/27/2002 11:45:00 AM
I was one of those kids that was dragged screaming from the toy store :) I, too many times, got my 'reprimand' right there in front of God and everyone :) Good shot... - jmsetzler
08/26/2002 08:14:00 PM
i dont understand the title, are these for sale and the kids are begging for it??
08/26/2002 08:12:00 PM
Good job shooting through the glass. I like the slanted look, too.
08/26/2002 06:10:00 PM
good DOF and I like the angle.
08/26/2002 02:02:00 PM
The distortion in this image reminds me of being underwater. I do like the relative gray of everything but the school bus -- a natural effect rather than a saturation adjustment -- but it's a bit eerie. No fault there, really, but it doesn't invoke a sense of childhood for me. Mine was bright.
08/26/2002 12:25:00 PM
Good composition, nice use of black and white to make the yellow stand out. The 1:18's stand out and make me wonder why they are there,....
08/26/2002 01:38:00 AM
I like the color difference between the b&w ones and the bus, but the background is a little busy for me. 6.

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